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Navid Soleymani

Employment and labor Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Navid

Learn Navid’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    25%
    Navid represents employers and employees in all aspects of employment litigation, including sexual harassment, wrongful termination, race/age/gender discrimination, disputes involving family and medical leaves, disability discrimination and accommodation, non-competition covenants, protection of trade secrets, employment defamation, hostile work environment, and whistleblower retaliation.

    13 years

  2. Entertainment
    20%
    Navid has extensive experience representing clients in the entertainment and media industries, including entertainment companies such as Ticketmaster/Live Nation, Stone Television, LexisNexis, and Goldhil Entertainment in various business disputes, including claims for breach of contract, royalty disputes, and right of publicity. Navid also has litigated claims under the Talent Agencies Act on behalf of both managers and recording artists, including the successful representation of The Killers.

    13 years

  3. Intellectual property
    20%
    Navid has litigated numerous intellectual property claims involving, among other things, copyright and trademark infringement, cyber-squatting, defamation, and right of publicity.

    13 years

  4. Litigation
    20%
    Navid handles business and employment litigation for individual and corporate clients in a wide range of industries, from small businesses to large publicly-traded corporations. He has extensive experience in the media and entertainment industries, representing clients such as recording artists, managers and agents, production companies and content providers.

    13 years

  5. Trademark infringement
    15%
    Navid has litigated numerous intellectual property claims involving, among other things, copyright and trademark infringement, cyber-squatting, defamation, and right of publicity.

    13 years

EXPERIENCED LITIGATOR IN ALL FACETS OF BUSINESS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES.

Navid handles business litigation and employment litigation for individual and corporate clients in a wide range of industries, from small businesses to large publicly-traded corporations. As a seasoned Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, Navid has extensive experience in the media and entertainment industries, representing clients such as recording artists, managers and agents, production companies and content providers. Navid has litigated numerous intellectual property claims involving, among other things, copyright and trademark infringement, cyber-squatting, defamation, right of publicity, and trade secret misappropriation. Navid handles sexual harassment, wrongful termination, disability discrimination and pregnancy discrimination.

Since 2002, Navid Soleymani has been litigating complex business, entertainment, employment and intellectual property matters in Los Angeles. Before joining Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP in September 2011, Navid was a senior associate in the Los Angeles office of the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP for seven years. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable David R. Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Navid recently first-chaired a federal jury trial against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and was honored by the federal judges of the United States District Court for his role in that trial.

Having spent almost ten years at large prestigious law firms, Navid has worked alongside — and against — some of the best trial lawyers in the country. By joining Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP, he is now able to provide “large firm” quality work to a wider range of clients — and at a fraction of the costs charged by large firms.

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Location

Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP
1875 Century Park East, Suite 1240
Los Angeles, CA, 90067

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2011
A first-rate trial lawyer.
I have worked with many lawyers in the past, but I was truly impressed by Navid's writing skills, oral advocacy, and his way with the judge and with the jury. He is highly skilled in making a complicated case easy for a jury to understand and I thoroughly enjoyed watching him cross-examine the other side during depositions. I will definitely hire him again in the near future.
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Posted by Dan | October 18, 2011
Made a tough situation easier
Navid helped guide myself and my company through difficult litigation and a favorable settlement. Our case was as much about politics as it was about the law and Navid successfully leveraged the facts of the matter and his knowledge of legal procedure all with a demeanor that was calm, yet also appropriately aggressive.
Posted by David | March 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Navid represented me in litigation of breach of contract by my former employer. Navid was extremely attentive and detailed during the complaint filing and discovery periods. Based on his in-depth knowledge of CA labor law, Navid structured an approach which led to a very favorable settlement. I was extremely happy with Navid's service and professionalism.
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Posted by Omid | July 31, 2015
Amazing attorney, amazing firm.
Navid Soleymani is nothing short of a top-notch attorney. He and his firm represented me in a business litigation lawsuit against my landlord. From the day I retained him, he has been nothing but professional, engaged, and always looking for what has been in my best interest. He was resourceful in obtaining facts from a defendant who was less than cooperative, to say the least. Navid had a well thought out plan, and executed it exactly as discussed from fact finding and reseach, to mediation, and final settlement. Thanks to Navid and his partners, I have been compensated enough to cover my losses, and reopen my business in a new location. I cannot speak more highly of him. I give Navid Soleymani my full and resounding endorsement. You will not find a more competent attorney.
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Posted by Mercedes | August 19, 2014
Great Job !!!
I was kept aware of everything that evolved during the case. My phone calls and emails were responded to within the same day. The outcome of the case was very good.
Posted by David | February 13, 2014
Very good attorney (and nice guy too!)
Navid is responsive, available, is thorough in collecting facts and clear in presenting situation, options, alternatives and strategy. Works towards resolution and the best interest of his client. Very reasonable in billings and sensitive to costs. Will continue to use Navid for client matters. David (CPA/Business Manager)
Posted by Lynne, Import Analyst | November 14, 2011
Excellant Lawyer
Navid assisted us with a licensing issue. He was very knowledgeable and professional, yet easy to work with. We were very pleased with his work. We will definately use his services in the future.
Posted by Daniel P. | October 18, 2011
Mr. Soleymani is a brilliant, honest Attorney
Navid is one of those rare breeds that understands the law inside and out, knows how to apply them to a diverse array of applications, and provides stellar service in the clients. Navid has represented my company in many cases over the last decade and has come out successful in all but one. He is honest, and a truly good person.
Posted by David | October 17, 2011
Deal maker
what impressed me the most about Navid was his abality to understand the bussiness aspect of the deal, so i was not just working with an attorny but a bussiness man as well who could forsee the bussiness problems in the deal;
Posted by Michael | October 14, 2011
Very happy with Navid's work.
Remarkable litigator. Great attention to detail, efficient, resourceful and hardworking. Integrated well in a business setting during discovery phase; he demonstrated great interpersonal and business intelligence.
Posted by Jeffrey | October 13, 2011
From an expert's view
I was an expert witness for Navid Soleymani in a difficult case against the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Navid had the case pro bono but his work was thorough, fully committed and to the highest legal standards. I needed to watch the majority of the trial and Navid’s skills as a trial lawyer were exceptional. He is also a very good person with whom to work. and I recommend him highly and without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2011
Man in your corner
No one enjoys litigation (except perhaps litigators), and thankfully most of us never have to deal with those matters. Unfortunately sometimes we do need to deal with litigation and given my level of inexperience when my company was sued, I felt lucky to have Navid holding my hand through the process. He didn't just guide me through it, he spent hours on background, explaining processes, even getting into historical context. All of this not only prepared me, but gave me great comfort. His broader legal knowledge in areas like corporate transactions also allowed him to be a greater contributor to the process than simply someone with a narrow understanding of the law.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2011
Great lawyer
Prior to joining his new crew, Navid represented my company in a very high profile litigation involving large sums of money. Navid was our lead lawyer, guided us through out the process and ultimately got us positive results far beyond what we anticiapted. I understand Navid's move to a smaller firm allows him to deliver the same experience and intelligence that he did on our case at a fraction of the cost that we previously paid him. He is my lawyer, and I will not use anyone else.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Southern California Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • The Killers
  • Defeated summary judgment in federal court and obtained a complete victory after a three-day trial before the California Labor Commissioner
  • Ticketmaster/Live Nation
  • Settled favorably
  • Trademark infringement and cybersquatting
  • Prevailed
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Associations

  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Regional Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Jewish Federation
  • Entertainment Council
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2010
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2009
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2008
  • Order of the Coif -- graduated in top 10% of class
  • USC Law School
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Practicing Law Institute (PLI)
  • Proskauer on Privacy treatise, State Privacy Laws
  • 2010
  • Southern California Law Review
  • Legislature Takes Aim At California's Higher Gas Prices: Misguided Measures to Increase Competition in the California Retail Gasoline Market
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (6)
Endorse Navid
Litigation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Entertainment Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well respected in the legal community, Navid is smart, dedicated and zealous. He is highly skilled, professional and fights for his client. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well-known, well-respected lawyer who fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of working with Navid on numerous cases and can attest to his impeccable credentials. Navid is a first-rate lawyer and litigator that will never settle for anything but the best results. He sets a very high bar for professionalism, quality and results. I have learned a great deal from him and it is my pleasure to endorse Navid to anyone seeking a top-notch and well-respected attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It was good to work with Navid earlier this year on a complicated matter for a transnational client. We had a good result and I look forward to working with him again. I endorse Navid and his partners."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Navid is an unrelenting litigator that will go the extra mile for his clients. He possesses a keen ability to find the most effective and efficient solution to any legal issue. I recommend him without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"An excellent litigator who always looks for the most practical and efficient solutions to his clients' needs."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am happy to endorse my partner, Navid. Navid is detail-oriented, well-versed in the law, and a zealous advocate who delivers exceptional results for his clients. Navid also listen's the client's needs and goals, and accomplishes the client's goals efficiently and within their budgetary constraints."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Soleymani is truly an outstanding attorney. He is honest, ethical, and relentless for his clients. He is one of the hardest working attorneys I know and he always strives to obtain great results for his clients. Mr. Soleymani's clients are fortunate to have him on their side."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Navid. We worked together on several litigation matters. He is an aggressive, tactical, and meticulous litigator whose results have been extraordinary. Moreover, he works efficiently and brings great value to his clients. I have enjoyed working with him and have referred many matters to him that led to terrific results for my clients."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Navid is an outstanding attorney. We worked together on a federal civil trial before Judge Fischer. Navid used his experience and knowledge to present the best case possible for our client. Moreover, Navid took the time to help teach me to become a better attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Navid is a top-flight litigator. He has impressive expertise with complex commerical litigation and trial practice. He has a sharp legal mind, is a talented writer, and is fast on his feet in court. He is respected in the community, and is a tireless worker. Any client would be fortunate to retain him."
Business Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Los Angeles Employment and labor Lawyer Navid Soleymani
Navid Soleymani
Employment and labor Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 22 years
Virtual consultation available